Keynote Session with Bill Graebel, CEO, Graebel Companies, Inc.

SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium

In this interview, Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies, Inc. will talk about the evolution of global relocation based on his over 40 years of working in the industry. The discussion will cover the employee relocation experience and culture, the role of data in global mobility programs, the global competition for talent and the policy barriers that global employers face.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:45am

Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP

Schacht, SHRM-SCP

Nick Schacht is a highly experienced executive with more than three decades of experience in professional services, education, and corporate learning and development. He has a history of driving product innovation, growth and profitability, and he has led organizations operating worldwide.  

Schacht is Chief Global Development Officer for SHRM, the world's largest HR professional society. Before joining SHRM, he was the founder and CEO of KnowCyber, a learning and development company focused on improving the cybersecurity-related skills of people in all types of organizations worldwide. Prior to KnowCyber, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for PetroSkills, a provider of training and development services to the worldwide petroleum industry. Prior to that, he was CEO and President of Learning Tree International, a publicly traded provider of IT and management learning and development. Schacht was also the President of Global Learning Systems, a start-up focused on e-Learning and digital content. He served in a variety of capacities at ESI International, culminating in his role as President when ESI was sold to the Institute for International Research (IIR) and then as Group President for the Americas for IIR. He has been a Research Fellow at the Logistics Management Institute, and began his career as a U.S. Navy Supply Officer, on the headquarters staff of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.  

Schacht graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy, and holds Master's degrees in Administration from the University of Maryland University College and Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University.


Bill Graebel


Bill Graebel is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Graebel Companies, Inc. a global leader in corporate relocation management and commercial workplace services. 

Bill has been a part of the Graebel organization since 1975 (36 years full-time; 44 years en total, which includes his part-time summer service as a packer and driver).

Bill received a B.Sc. in Economics and Political Science from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is an active member of the OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International), Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, the Rocky Mountain Relocation Council and Young Presidents Organization.  He also serves on the Board of Advisors at the University of Colorado Denver Business School and is on the Board of Directors of Leader’s Challenge and Colorado Uplift.  Additionally, Bill serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts.

Bill has also obtained the designation of Senior Global Mobility Specialist from the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.

Renaissance Ballroom
Session Type: 
General Session
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